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Alerts

Two Great Opportunities-Deadlines Approaching

Two Great Opportunities-Deadlines Approaching

on February 16, 2017 in Alerts

Here are two terrific opportunities for students, but the deadlines are fast approaching, so take a look! Pacific Science Center: Science Educators in Training Washington Aerospace Scholars

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Standardized Tests

SAT and ACT Changes to Accommodations Process for Students

SAT and ACT Changes to Accommodations Process for Students

on February 16, 2017 in Standardized Tests, Test Deadlines

Read this helpful summary of the big changes that have taken place over the last few months for students applying for ACT and SAT test accommodations.

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Events

University of Washington Engineering Discovery Days

University of Washington Engineering Discovery Days

on February 16, 2017 in Events & Workshops

Mark your calendar for the 2017 UW Engineering Discovery Days. This is your opportunity to explore all kinds of engineering options and think out of the box with hands-on projects. Engineering means many things to many people, see what it means to you!

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Applications

Common Application Essay Prompts 2017-2018

Common Application Essay Prompts 2017-2018

on February 16, 2017 in Application Process

The Common Application announced a new set of prompts for the upcoming application season. For the first time, there will be seven choices. You can read more about these choices here.   1. Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. […]

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Heading to college

Free Online Course Helps Students and Parents Prepare for College

Free Online Course Helps Students and Parents Prepare for College

on November 30, 2015 in Heading to College

Created by a University of Washington professor, and offered free online through Coursera, this short course helps students and parents prepare successfully for the transition to college. Included are strategies for success and things to think about early in your college career. You can read more here.

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Paying for college

Washington Student Scholarships

Washington Student Scholarships

on February 16, 2017 in Paying for College

Check out theWashBoard.org for lots of scholarship opportunities for Washington students. Add your profile and get updates when scholarships come up that might be a good fit!

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Admissions

Coalition Application Expands Membership and Announces Essay Prompts

Coalition Application Expands Membership and Announces Essay Prompts

on February 16, 2017 in Admissions Process

The Coalition Application has expanded it’s membership and now include many more universities, including the University of Washington. Some universities may choose to use their own application, The Common Application and/or The Coalition Application–lots of choices! The Coalition Application essay prompts for the upcoming 2017-2018 have been announced, with no changes from the previous admissions season: […]

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Career Tips

New WayUp App Helps Students Find Jobs and Internships

New WayUp App Helps Students Find Jobs and Internships

on April 29, 2016 in Career Advice, Internships & Activities

I am very excited about this terrific new app, WayUp, a great way for students to connect with jobs and internships!

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